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The mission of Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) is to provide a gracious welcome as well as tangible tools and connections to help new arrivals achieve self-sufficiency in the United States. IRIS has several programs including: refugee resettlement, immigration legal services, refugee employment program, cultural orientation, food pantry program and an ESL/Civics program. IRIS has been a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and operated in conjunction with Church World Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.
IRIS is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles based affiliate of Church World Service (CWS), Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Lutheran Immigration Service (LIRS). Despite our programs affiliations with faith based organizations, we embrace clients of all faiths, race and ethnicities. IRIS provides gracious welcome and tangible tools for self-sufficiency to thousands of refugees and immigrants in the greater Los Angeles region each year. IRIS has several programs including: Refugee Reception and Placement (R&P), Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Employment Program (REP), cultural orientation, food assistance and ESL/ civics classes.